origin of Maundy


Vaguely Interesting Snippets | 6 April – 13 April 2012  Maundy Thursday commemorates the day of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Many people assert that the word “Maundy” comes from the command or “mandatum” by Christ at the Last Supper, to love one another. Others theorize that the English name “Maundy Thursday” arose from “maundsor baskets” or “maundy purses” of alms which the king of England distributed to […]